Borracho Beans Recipe
As noted before, I’d be throwing down some borracho beans. First, I must note a few things: One, I’ve never made them before so they were either going to be borracho beans or pendejo beans. Two, I bought the wrong damned beans; realized this late last night; too late to soak them; had to buy canned this morning. Three, I mistakenly pulled out an Abita from the fridge instead of the...
Tattoos in San Antonio
Only 18 hours left on this LivingSocial deal. Check it out here. Pay $60, get $150. I immediately bought mine and talked with Matt the following day. We’re scheduled to go in 10 days! I’m going with something a little bit different but should be a kick ass piece. As expected, this bare spot on my right arm just doesn’t look right. Regardless, if you’re around San Antonio...
Tips to avoid GM foods | Dr. Frank Lipman →
Another good source of info regarding what you can do to increase your awareness buying food.
New Running Kicks
Remember the other day when I mentioned my friend who told me about RoadRunnerSports 90-day no questions return for VIP members? Well, my friend received a silly new pair of Brooks PureFlows today via a credit he had from a previous return. Oh, the smell of new running shoes! Of course, I’m being purposely facetious. This is really nothing more than an unsolicited advertisement for a good...
Food, beer, & other goings on...
Look for the following recipes this week: Borracho beans. When you eat tex-mex or latino food you probably always get the refried beans on the side, which is generally standard. You are wrong. Get the borracho beans. Or in some joints they have charro beans; similar. Hummus. It’s been a while since I’ve made my own hummus. It’s actually pretty easy. What’s not easy,...
USA Science & Engineering Festival →
My daughter is visiting this today for a field trip. A wee bit jealous. She knows that the MythBusters guys and Bill Nye will be there. Bill Nye the Science Guy!!! She did not appreciate my enthusiasm for possibly talking/listening to Bill Nye. I don’t know much about the festival as it’s only the 2nd annual so I can only go by what’s presented on the site. At this point, I...
It’s purpose, to save the world: It’s method, to blow it up.– My adaptation describing the United States government from a Winston Churchill quote on Vladimir Ilyich Lenin. Interesting and sad how it fits.
For runners racking up the miles:
While running is generally one of the cheaper lifestyles at it’s core, if you run long or often, the one inescapable expense are proper shoes. For those of us who are older, or even those not blessed with superior running genetics, mileage tracking and attention to wear is paramount. I don’t need to tell runners about tracking miles/time however. That’s a given. I’m a fan...
Rubio gives the most hawkish foreign policy speech... →
This is our future, folks. Please stop to read the writing on the wall here. As the title states, he is the new golden boy of the GOP. I would bet my left nut that he would be given an appointed position in a Romney administration and/or will be running as the GOP candidate during the 2016 presidential elections. Perhaps regardless of who is president. Crazy, right? Just read the article…...
If you're in/around San Antonio
Or anywhere in Texas. Check out the LivingSocial deal for today. Pay $60, get $150 towards tattoo services at Wicked Ways Tattoos. My latest was done by Matt, but check the work of Tonee and Norm, the owner, as well. All legit! I bought mine immediately. Time to get rolling on the next piece!
(And Gents for that matter) If I hold a door open for you, which I always do, not thinking twice about it, a simple thank you would be awesome. Actually, I’d take a thanks, a high five, a hey, a nice bald head, or even a simple fucking head nod…just a simple acknowledgment that you are a living human being! I don’t even get damned eye contact! 3x in the matter of 3 minutes!...
Jamie Oliver: ‘government inaction’ worsens... →
Yes. This. Need more of this! There are very few people, who are in a position to be heard, are willing to call an ugly baby an ugly baby. Jamie Oliver has been on this crusade for a couple of years and he’s finally gaining some traction. While this article in particular is referencing Great Britain’s school system, he’s echoed some of the same for ours here in the States....
A few thoughts on a few things:
Sunday, April 22, 2012 First, NHL playoffs. It’s gone bananas! Nashville beating Detroit? Ottawa up, Washington up, LA up? Obviously sans Buffalo the only thing I care about is that Boston looses. The Caps are up 3-2, if they could just hook a brotha up with one more win, that’d be pretty cool. Vermont passes bill to require GMO labeling, kind of. A VT House panel passes the bill. Now...
"Low-Level" Radioactive Waste Disposal? →
Heard about this on the TPR today and decided to give it another listen. It’s at the bottom, Segment 4. CliffsNotes version: There’s a lot of space out in West Texas. A billionaire in Dallas/Ft. Worth stands to make a ton of cash with his “dump” site out there. Apparently, he’s one of the largest donors to all things politics…that is all things that benefit his...
If an unfriendly foreign power had attempted to impose on America the mediocre...– National Commission on Excellence in Education, 1983. Yes. Nineteen hundred and eighty-three! Somewhat of a sad but prescient outlook I’d say. I wonder what those same folks would think about the state of our “system” now. Read the rest, here.
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8 Ingredients You Won’t Find Hidden in Organic... →
By Robyn O’Brien By far, the most important article you will read today. I know, if I had a buck for every time I’ve typed that! Not foolin’ this time. A quick read with some valuable links if you care to read a bit more. Once again, Mrs. O’Brien dropping some knowledge for the layman (i.e. me).
10 ways to get GMOs out of your home →
This is a good read. I’ve posted quite a bit regarding the dangers of genetically modified organisms and genetically engineered foods. There’s plenty to read and always more to learn. However, rarely are there realistic instructions on what to do. Most people disregard a lot of the dangers because they’re simply to lazy to realize they are real and it’s not that hard to...
Jazz Inspired with Judy Carmichael →
Judy Carmichael talks with Neil deGrasse Tyson about jazz. I decided a little while ago that I did not know enough about jazz. I’ve unfortunately disregarded it for so many years. Slowly but surely, this is changing and I love it!
U.S. Teen Birthrates Are Down, But Still High in... →
This is perhaps the greatest example of irony I’ve read in a lot of months! I love it! Especially since I’m right here in the thick of “God’s country”… these folk love to preach their holier-than-thou existence. What a load of shit! Look at all ‘dem heathen, soulless Yankees up ‘dere, waitin’ till ‘dere daggum a-dults to make kin. Daggum...
TSA PreCheck coming to Sea-Tac | Seattle Times →
PreCheck for your precheck to be checked before you check-in. Okay, if this doesn’t highlight the irrelevancy of the TSA I don’t know what will. So, let me get this straight, if you’re now a “high-mileage” customer, you’re deemed safe? Perhaps some of you? Just testing this out of course… to see if this inhibits the TSAs ability to catch all those bad...
Monsanto Whistleblower Says Genetically Engineered... →
LOL at stupid Americans! …oh, wait… No way our government would ever allow these products to be consumed by Americans, right? RIGHT!? …oh, wait… Well, surely they’d require the corporations using these ingredients to properly label and notify the people of the [certain] [probable] potential harms, right? RIGHT!? …oh, wait… I forgot, the corporations are...
Bow Tie Theory
Is as follows: One can wear a bow tie, such as below, with virtually any accompanying items therefor classifying the entire outfit as dressy. Furthermore, the wearer of said bow tie will seem more intelligent looking than previously, without said bow tie. Notice, yes, my Converse All-stars; yes, blue jeans, yes, rolled up shirt, and yes, my Patagonia web belt which couples as a beer opener. Sans...
A few thoughts on a few things:
A study links our “food” to autism. Ya don’t say?! And who’s the likely culprit, our buddy HFCS! It’s funny, we had a lengthly discussion in my Theories of Learning class regarding autism rates, now 1 in 78 children, and a study linking it to obesity, more specifically, mom & dad’s obesity. I had to give a small research presentation on my topic of choice,...
Cancer Feeds on Fructose, America's #1 Source of... →
Interesting read on our high fructose diet primarily of high fructose corn syrup. That stuff is bad news any way you spin it, and it is in virtually everything! I’ve also successfully eliminated HFCS and anything containing it from my diet. Unfortunately, I realize there are a few instances where I cannot know every ingredient in every consumable food, e.g. at a restaurant. However, the few...
Some Effects of Soda Pop
Info-graphic on some physiological effects & chemical reactions which take place when you drink your pops. It’s the primary reason I cut it completely out of my diet, 100%. Via: Term Life Insurance
Grandparent's down from Buffalo...
And this is how my afternoon went: Had a 3pm Labatt Blue with Grandma. It is beer Wednesday, after all. She has a 103-year-old aunt in Canada; apparently very “with it”. I’ll take that as good news, however, a lil bit scared as to what the U.S. will look like in 70 years! Perhaps Canada is the key to the story? There may or may not have been naps mixed in. Mom mixed a few things...
Henry Rollins, teaming up with an organization called “Drop in the Bucket”… (via Henry Rollins)
U.S. County Health Rankings →
Looks like a pretty solid resource, which displays everything from smoking to obesity to socioeconomic factors, all by county/state. Here are a list of their sources as well if your first question was like mine… wtf do they get all of this information!? I did not, however, verify and cross-reference; don’t care that much. I’m just a nerd and like to look at stats and numbers and...
How old is 'old'?
Today is April 7. 33 years ago I took my first breath of Pacific Northwest air. Thirty-three years. That sounds horrible yet, at the same time, it ain’t that bad. I can remember being a kid and thinking about “being older”. I don’t recall assigning a specific age, rather, just an association with the adults around me at any given time. I mean, I was 10 or 11 years old when...
Monsanto Threatens to Sue Vermont if Legislators... →
Just another example showing you who is running this country. Please do not kid yourself for one second. Our “representatives” do not represent anything other than subsistence of their own power; self preservation, folks. Sad.
I've the solution to all of your problems:
RUN. Show me $100 and I’ll show you the cure to that which ails you. Truly, it could be free. But a C note will get you a proper pair of shoes and a legit pair of socks. The rest is up to you. Follow me…
Harms of Post-9/11 Airline Security | Bruce... →
Good read that sums up your TSA, more specifically, the worthless blue shirts who bollocks up your travel. It’s gross to think of how far we’ve fallen as a “free society”. Those words are a joke.
One of my favorite meals Ma used to make. This recipe is actually quite simple. I used ground beef tonight but over the years I’ve used different cuts of beef as well as chicken but chicken isn’t the same. Get: 1 lb. beef of your choice. Preferably, sans ‘pink slime’. Onion Flour Cream of Chicken Soup Salt Pepper Butter Sour Cream I like to use a non non-stick...
Arizona bill declares women pregnant two weeks... →
So hey, Arizona, you’ve been pretty cool and all, ya know, stickin’ it to the man not following the whole Daylight Savings debacle. Perhaps you’re taking this being a wacky state bit too far, ya think? Jebus H! I mean, I want to post some positive news, I really do. But here comes this across my scroll. By this mentality, aren’t I pregnant also. I mean an egg is, what, a...
Kurt Vonnegut's 8 Tips on How to Write a Great... →
Writing a book is actually high up on the list of things to accomplish in my lifetime. I have nothing tangible, and a loose command of the English language… perhaps there’s a story or two waiting to be told, however. It will be fun.